Specific progress since the launch of this site includes:
Some small surface fixes, particularly at the intersection of Herzberg and Carling, and on Carling just east of Herzberg. Completed in June, 2010.
Signage was improved in October, 2010. The following changes were made.
1. Westbound before train bridge
This do not pass bicycles sign was doubled in size, making it much clearer for drivers. The sign is not blocked by other signage, so really helps.
2. Eastbound before train bridge
This do not pass bicycles sign was doubled in size, but it is not much better as it is still blocked by the 4.2m heigh sign. The chances of seeing a bicycle here are a lot greater than a tall truck, so it is not clear why the heigh limit sign needs to be so much more prominent.
3. Directional sign at Burke St.
This new sign shows cyclists that there is a bicycle path down Burke St. It is a little vague as to where this goes, but does encourage cyclists to check it out. This is actually quite helpful to get cyclists away from this bridge.
4. Directional sign at the end of Burke St.
At the end of Burke St., there is a sign that shows that the bicycle route continues. It isn't very clear why this is necessary; cyclists will have identified the NCC path at this point.
5. Directional signage on the east side of the bridge
There is a new directional sign on the south side of Carling apposite the stoplights, to explain to cyclists they can get on the path. This isn't necessarily helpful, and perhaps unhelpful. For cyclists heading west, if they take this path, they will be forced to cross Carling further west after the bridge on Burke, at an unmarked crossing.
On May 17, 2010, the Citizens for Safe Cycling member on the Roads and Cycling Advisory Committee (RCAC) Tom Trottier presented the safety issues of this area to RCAC.
On August 18, 2010, the Roads and Cycling Advisory Committee passed the following motion:
In late September 2010, Transportation Committee passed the motion.